- CASE FILE
For the last 5 years I have had increasing and debilitating fatigue, metallic taste in mouth, and chronic desquamative gingivitis.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Over the last five years I have had increasing, debilitating fatigue. I have a history of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, Polycystic Ovaries, Hypertension. HTN has always been well controlled. About a year ago, I developed gingivitis, which has become chronic, and I literally have hunks of my gums to fall off at times. I can brush my teeth more, do everything I can, yet it persists. My psoriasis has gotten worse and spread. I have crystals in my urine on a daily basis, and occasional flank pain. I sometimes have extremely cold feet. I have to wear three pairs of socks and use a heating pad often. I have mild headaches about every evening. I have lost 30 lbs in the last few months to see if that would help things. I crave peanut butter, especially in the middle of the night. I also had a DVT in April of this year. I have a metallic taste in my mouth, and severe mood swings. I have been through an incredible amount of stress for many years. My oldest son is severely autistic, and until places in a group home 3 yrs ago, was becoming violent at home. We had little help with him. After he went to the group home, my youngest son was diagnosed with Bipolar. I have been to several doctors who just act like I am crazy. But I know in my heart, that something is going on. Probably a lot of autoimmune things. The fatigue has been so debilitating that I have had to reduce my work. I am an RN Case Manager and love my job. But I have had to reduce my caseload.